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Charles Hamilton Houston
Charles Hamilton Houston

A photograph of Charles Hamilton Houston.

Attorney William Houston
Attorney William Houston

A photograph of William Houston, Charles Hamilton Houston’s father, at his desk. William Houston practiced law for over four decades and taught legal office management at Howard University.

The Houston Family
The Houston Family

A photography of Charles Hamilton Houston as a child with his father William Houston, an Attorney, and his mother Mary Houston.

Lieutenant Charles Houston
Lieutenant Charles Houston

During World War I, Houston was an artillery officer in France. He witnessed and endured the racial prejudice inflicted on black soldiers. These encounters fueled his determination to use the law as an instrument of social change.

Harvard Law Review Board
Harvard Law Review Board

Charles Hamilton Houston with other member of the Harvard Law Review editorial board in 1923.

Charles Hamilton Houston
Charles Hamilton Houston

A photograph of Charles Hamilton Houston.

A Portrait of Charles Hamilton Houston
A Portrait of Charles Hamilton Houston

A portrait of Charles Hamilton Houston by Betsy Graves. This work of art was created sometime in 1943 or 1944. The medium for the original is Oil on Canvas.

Court Case
Court Case

Charles Hamilton Houston arguing a case in court.

Charles Hamilton Houston
Charles Hamilton Houston

A photograph of Charles Hamilton Houston.

Lieutenant Charles Houston
Lieutenant Charles Houston

A picture of Charles Houston dressed in his military uniform when he served in the United States Armed Forces during World War I.

Thurgood Marshall, Donald Gaines Murray and Charles Houston
Thurgood Marshall, Donald Gaines Murray and Charles Houston

Soon after graduating from law school, Thurgood Marshall took the case of Donald Gaines Murray, an African American student seeking admission to the University of Maryland School of Law. This case went to the state Supreme Court and successfully challenged segregated education in Maryland. Shown here are Marshall, Donald Gaines Murray, and Charles Houston during the 1933 suit against the University of Maryland.

The Road to Brown

A preview of The Road to Brown tells the story of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights movement. It is also a moving and long overdue tribute to a visionary but little known black lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston, “The Man Who Killed Jim Crow”.  Now available on DVD: Click Here

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